Rachel Verzani

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Rachel is the wife to an accountant, the mom to a sweetheart, Cadence (Dec. 2004), a sass-a-frass, Liliana (April 2007), a smiley little guy, Drake (May 2012) and a precious baby sister, Sophia (October 2015). She enjoys her days at home taking care of her babies, setting up play dates, being active in her girls' classrooms, blogging, baking and praying. Check her out at myspoonfulofsugar-rv.blogspot.com and desmoinesmomsblog.com.

Giving Back: Think Bigger

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My Lili girl has always had a heart for orphans. I'm not sure why. We didn't obsess over the movie Annie. We have never lived near an orphanage, nor were there any known orphans...

Pursuing Their Passions

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My girls love to bake. They shriek with excitement when I whip out the aprons and ask them to help me out in the kitchen. My son has also picked up on this excitement...

Enter Their World

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"What are you doing? Get out of there." "Drake, don't tease the kitty." "I know you need something, but can you just wait five minutes." "We just have to run into Target, real quick, buddy." I get stressed....

Event Planning: Where to Host a Birthday Party in Des Moines

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We have had so many mamas asking, "Where can I possibly host a fun, affordable birthday party in Des Moines?" You all have been AWESOME at answering our polls about this! We thought we'd...

Simplify Your Christmas

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My husband is full of good advice. As I struggled to squeeze every ounce of tradition, baking and family fun out of last year's Christmas, he sat back and waited for my attention. Then,...

Songs and Signs Review

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I had the opportunity to enjoy a Songs and Signs class with my little guy, Drake, who is 18 months old. We had a great time signing, dancing and moving to the music! Our Experience Drake...

“Replanting” Your Family

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Bloom where you're planted. - Mary Engelbreit  December is our one-year anniversary of moving into our house. While I love our home and still get giddy over the fact that we own a home, I...

30 Days of Thankfulness

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As a stay-at-home mom, I have many opportunities throughout each day to consider--to witness--what I am thankful for. Being thankful keeps us grounded. If we take for granted all that we are given in this...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum + Bailey Circus Review

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The Circus is HERE! Now showing at the Iowa Events Center! Ringling Bros. and  Barnum & Bailey® Presents The Next Generation of Circus 2.0 With An All-New Gold Edition--Fully ChargedSM The Greatest Show On Earth® Ignites with Amazing Performance Power from...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: My Mom Is a Survivor

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I remember that morning like it was yesterday. Those seven words that changed me forever.... "Hunny, I need to tell you something." I had spoken with my mom the week before. She had gone in for...